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STRAUSS II, J.: Blindekuh [Operetta] (R. Davidson, Kunkle, Bortolotti, Sofia Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Salvi)

    
      

 

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READ: Dario Salvi – Recording Johann Strauss’ “Blindekuh” (1878) For Naxos In Sofia

STRAUSS II, J.: Blindekuh [Operetta] (R. Davidson, Kunkle, Bortolotti, Sofia Philharmonic Chorus and Orchestra, Salvi)

Blindekuh (‘Blind Man’s Buff’) was Johann Strauss II’s sixth operetta and his least known. Neglected for well over a century, it was revived by Dario Salvi and the forces on this album in January 2019. The work’s initial lack of success is hard to explain but it may have been caused by a confusing libretto—the music itself is vibrant and captivating with waltzes, polkas, mazurkas, marches and bel canto arias. Performed in a concert version without dialogue, and in accordance with performing traditions, this production restores the work to the status of one of Strauss’s most melodically seductive works.



Disc 1

Strauss II, Johann
Kneisel, Rudolf, lyricist(s)

  Blindekuh
1.   Play with flash player Overture 00:09:23
2.   Play with flash player Act I: Introduction: Couplets mit Chor: Welch' buntes Leben wird das hier geben (Chorus, Arabella, Scholle) 00:02:46
3.   Play with flash player Act I: Allgemeiner Chor und Soli: Es kommt ein Wagen an (Chorus, Baron von Hasemann, Leimenreim, Quintenheim, Landrath von Silbertau, Minna, Children, Frau von Sadowitt, Cäcilia, Aurelia) 00:04:03
4.   Play with flash player Act I: Couplets: Ich bin Gourmand, ja ich gestehe, Liebe feine Küche sehr (Johann) 00:02:15
5.   Play with flash player Act I: Duettino: Ein holder Frühlingsmorgen (Waldine, Elvira) 00:04:15
6.   Play with flash player Act I: Couplets: Die Schwiegermutter zu gewinnen (Hellmuth) 00:03:25
7.   Play with flash player Act I: Couplets: Die Eisenbahnen weit und breit (Hellmuth) 00:03:27
8.   Play with flash player Act I: Quartett: Ha! Ha! Ha! Was soll dies Lachen (Johann, Kragel, Elvira, Hellmuth) 00:03:59
9.   Play with flash player Act I: Finale: Ha! Ha! Ha! Traurige, schaurige Situation, Ha! (All) 00:16:12


Disc 2

Strauss II, Johann
Kneisel, Rudolf, lyricist(s)

  Blindekuh
1.   Play with flash player Act II: Introduction und Chor: Duftige Blumen laßt uns binden Tulpen (Chorus) 00:01:37
2.   Play with flash player Act II: Couplets: Wie sprießt so frisch das Laub am Baume (Johann) 00:02:49
3.   Play with flash player Act II: Ensemble: Ein Fremder kommt! (Chorus, Waldine, Hellmuth) 00:03:55
4.   Play with flash player Act II: Duett: Sie lachen über mich, das find ich unmanierlich! (Hellmuth, Adolf) 00:02:59
5.   Play with flash player Act II: Couplets: Jung und schön, von edlem Wuchse (Kragel) 00:04:36
6.   Play with flash player Act II: Couplets: Eheglück und Flitterwochen (Betsy) 00:02:57
7.   Play with flash player Act II: Terzett: Ja, endlich find’ ich Sie allein! (Arabella, Hellmuth, Betsy) 00:05:31
8.   Play with flash player Act II: Finale: Ja, ja, nur zu, nur zu, wir spielen Blindekuh (All) 00:13:45
9.   Play with flash player Act III: Cotillion und Chor: Welche Luft, bei diesen Klängen (Chorus) 00:02:04
10.   Play with flash player Act III: Terzett: O Elvira! Teure Braut! (Kragel, Elvira, Johann) 00:04:42
11.   Play with flash player Act III: Quartett: Beim spazieren amüsieren wir uns sehr (Adolf, Hellmuth, Waldine, Betsy) 00:04:37
12.   Play with flash player Act III: Couplets: Küssen mag' ich gar nicht gern (Betsy, Waldine, Hellmuth) 00:02:16
13.   Play with flash player Act III: Finale: Ja, warum habt Ihr denn Alles gethan (All) 00:03:10

Total Playing Time: 01:44:43






Composer(s):
Strauss II, Johann

Lyricist(s):
Kneisel, Rudolf

Conductor(s):
Salvi, Dario

Orchestra(s):
Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra

Choir(s):
Sofia Philharmonic Chorus

Artist(s):
Bortolotti, Martina; Bowers, James; Byrne, Emily K.; Chudak, Andrea; Davidson, Robert; Kumanova, Snezhina; Kunkle, Kirsten C.; Petrov, Peter; Pichler, Roman; Rohde, Julian; Schliewa, Daniel; Vasilev, Boyan

Label: Naxos

Series: Opera Classics

Genre: Operetta

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.660434-35

Barcode: 730099043472

Release Date: 03/2020

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